Robin Hoffmann
Robin Hoffmann
Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst Frankfurt
Eschersheimer Landstr. 29-39
60322 Frankfurt Main
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Musikmesse_09

radiophone Komposition - 24:05 min. - 2021

Premiere: radio premiere am 05.06.2021, hr2 kultur

Field recordings and sound engineering: Robin Hoffmann

Production: Stefan Fricke

Commentary


Music with a Bug

for theremin and saxophone quartet - 10 min. - 2021

Premiere: Premiere am 20.01.2022, Exploratorium Berlin; Grégoire Blanc & Aduma Quartet

Commentary (German) and score excerpt


Filter Studies, Wesel (Nordheide)

radiophonic composition - 17:28 min. - 2021

Premiere: radio premiere am 30.09.2021, SWR2 JetztMusik

I. Sunrise
II. Chain Saw in the Morning
III. Œhr with Bees
IV. Those Birds Again

field recordings and composition/sound engineering: Robin Hoffmann

Commentary


Bloch laden

for vocal soloists, string trio and percussion - 13 min. - 2020/21

Instrumentation: s., mz., a., t., bar., b. - perc. - vl., vla, vc.

Premiere: Premiere am 27.06.2021, Betriebswerk, Heidelberg; Schola Heidelberg, ensemble aisthesis, conductor: Walter Nußbaum

Commentary


Anonyme Bestattungen

for chamber ensemble (Ascolta version) - 5h - 2020/21

Instrumentation: fl., trp., trb., vib., mar., pno., guit., vc.

Premiere: Premiere am 05.02.2022, Theaterhaus Stuttgart, Halle T1, Ensemble Ascolta

With special thanks to Lydia Balz for her composition assistance.

Commentary


Wehner

for flute and organ, with audio clips of speech fragments of the SPD politician Herbert Wehner (1906-1990) - 12 min. - 2019

Premiere: Premiere am 12.08.2019, Kunst-Station St. Peter, Cologne; Evelin Degen (flute) and Matthias Geuting (organ)

Commentary and score excerpt


Metric Variations on Coriolan

for conductor solo - 5 min. - 2018

Premiere: Premiere am 08.09.2018, Marketplace Gifhorn (Germany); conductor: Hans-Christian Euler

Commentary and score excerpt


Waidmanns Ruf und Widerhall

electroacoustic music form sounds of bird- and hunting calls, complemented by texts of Ludwig Tieck, Ferdinand Maximilian Klinger and extracts from the Dictionary of German Superstition - 21 min. - 2017/18

Premiere: radio premiere am 22.09.2018, hr2-kultur

Composition: Robin Hoffmann
Speakers: Christoph Winkelmann/Birgitta Assheuer
Bird- and Hunting calls: Robin Hoffmann
Sound engineer: Thomas Rombach

Technical adviser: Maximiliano Estudies
Production: Stefan Fricke (hr2-kultur)

press release (German)


E-Musik

for soprano and chamber ensemble - 25 min. - 2016-2018

Instrumentation: sopr., trb., vc., perc., pno.

Premiere: Premiere am 06.06.2018, Gare du Nord, Basel (CH), Eunoia quintet

video of the premiere

program notes + score excerpt


Betrugs-Lexicon - Cantores betrügen

for 3 singers and orchestra - 12 min. - 2016

Instrumentation: 3 (3. auch Picc.), 2, 3 (3. auch Bass-Kl.), 2 - 3,2,3,0 - Pk, 3 Schlgz. - 2 Hrfe - S,A,T - 10,8,8,6,4

Premiere: Premiere am 28.10.2016, Philharmonie Essen, Alfried Krupp Saal; Marieke Steenhoek, soprano; Bettina Ranch, alto; Rainer Maria Röhr, tenor; Neue Philharmonie Westfalen; Johannes Kalitzke, conductor

published at Edition C.F. Peters

Commentary


4 very late songs

for the composer himself and band - 20 min. - 2016

Instrumentation: voice, trp., bass cl., pno., drumset, double bass

Premiere: Premiere am 26.11.2016, Schwankhalle, Bremen; Robin Hoffmann und MAM.manufaktur für aktuelle Musik

texts by Robin Hoffmann using quotes of the designated president of the United States, Donald Trump

Commentary (German only)


2EE - für Erwachsene, mit erheblichen Vorbehalten

for piano trio - 14 min. - 2015

Premiere: Premiere am 25.11.2015, concerthall of the Musikhochschule Dresden, elole piano trio

published at Edition Peters

PRÆSENZ plays 2EE at the Hans-Werner-Henze-Prize ceremony awarded to Robin Hoffmann.

Score Excerpt


Straßenmusik

for solo trombone - 6:30 min. - 2015

Premiere: Premiere am 18.10.2016, WDR-Sendesaal, Köln, Bruce Collings

Andrew Digby plays Straßenmusik

commentary and score excerpt (German only)


Schlundharfe

from sounds of 25 jaw harps in chromatic scale, complemented by sounds of breath, mouth and throat. - 30 min. - 2013/14

Premiere: radio premiere am 08.03.2014, hr2 kultur

dedicated to my father

Commentary


GURU GURU - double requiem for Steve Jobs and Karlheinz Stockhausen

for ensemble - 15 min. - 2013

Instrumentation: trp., tbn., 2 perc., sampler and pno., e-gt., vc.

Premiere: Premiere am 26.04.2013, Wittener Tage für Neue Kammermusik, Ensemble Ascolta

a cooperative composition together with Annesley Black

Published at Edition Juliane Klein

Commentary (German)


Haus Tugendhat

film score - 20 min. - 2012

Instrumentation: piano trio

Premiere: cinema release am 30.05.2013,

A film by Dieter Reifarth, 116 min., D 2013, strandfilm-production

distributed by Pandora film.

PRAESENZ

Sabine Akiko Ahrendt - violin

Jan-Filip Ťupa - violoncello

Reto Staub - piano

Robin Hoffmann - musical direction/composition

the movies website


ähnlich

- 11 min. - 2011/2012

Instrumentation: violin, alto saxophone and piano

Premiere: Premiere am 10.05.2012, Kulturspeicher Würzburg, Trio Comet

Score Excerpt


Stimmungsbarometer

für großes Ensemble - 21 min. - 2011/2012

Instrumentation: 1 (+ Picc.), 1,1,1 - 1,1,1,1 - 2 perc., 2 pno. - 1,1,1,1,1

Premiere: Premiere am 17.03.2013, WDR Sendesaal, Cologne; Ensemble musikFabrik, conductor: Clement Power

Published by C.F. Peters

Score Excerpt


Floram Marchand Turns Water Into Wine

for soprano and ensemble - 16 min. - 2010

Instrumentation: fl. (also picc.), ob., cl., tp., tb., perc., pno., soprano, vl., vla., vc., cb.

Premiere: Premiere am 05.12.2010, concerthall of the Musikhochschule Dresden, ensemble courage, Titus Engel (conductor), Sarah Maria Sun (soloist)

Commentary and Score Excerpt


The Invention of a Hero

music for the documentary film of the same name for the exhibition «Lawrence of Arabia – Genesis of a Myth» - 24 min. - 2010

Instrumentation: ob. (also E.H./baritone ob.); cl.; trp. (also Euph.); perc.; vl.; va.; vc.

Premiere: premiere am 21.11.2010, at the exhibition opening, Landesmuseum Natur und Mensch Oldenburg i.O.

eine Strandfilm-Produktion


Stehender Falz

revised version - 5 min. - 2010

Instrumentation: version I: fl., cl (in Bb), vc., pno. - version II: fl., alto sax., vc., pno.

Premiere: Premiere am 05.04.2012, museum Wiesbaden, Praesenz - new music ensemble

Published by C.F. Peters

Score Excerpt


Maschinensingen

a radiophonic composition - 6:08 min. - 2009/2010

from: Dreimal Fulda Mit Ohne


Dreimal Fulda Mit Ohne

a radiophonic composition by Annesley Black und Robin Hoffmann - 32 min. - 2009

Premiere: radio premiere am 23.01.2010, hr2-kultur

Commentary (german)


anstatt dass

for ensemble - 10 min. - 2009

Instrumentation: trp. (in Eb), alto trb., drumset, xyl./vib., pno., octave guit., vc.

Premiere: Uraufführung am 11.11.2009, kleines Haus Delmenhorst, ensemble ascolta

Published by Edition C.F. Peters

Score Excerpt


5 Trainingseinheiten zu Schleifers Methoden

for violoncello solo - 5 min. - 2009

Premiere: Uraufführung am 14.12.2009, BHF-Bank Frankfurt Main by Michael M. Kasper

Published by Edition C.F. Peters

Score Excerpt


Schorf

for orchestra - 16 min. - 2007/2008

Instrumentation: 4,4,4,4 - 4,4,4,1 - 3,1,tape - 14,12,10,8,6

Premiere: Uraufführung am 05.07.2008, Staatstheater Darmstadt, hr-Sinfonieorchester, Lucas Vis (conductor)

Commentary (german)


Kunst pfeifen

for Art-whistler and ensemble - 17 min. - 2006/2007

Instrumentation: fl. (also picc.), cl., tp., 2 perc., pno., art whistler, vl I., vl II, va., vc., b.

Premiere: Uraufführung am 28.02.2007, Helmut-List-Halle, Graz, Klangforum Wien, Matthias Pintscher (conductor), Robin Hoffmann (soloist)

Published by Edition C.F. Peters

Commentary and Score Excerpt (german)


Locken

for Black Grouse Septett - 11 min. - 2006

Premiere: Uraufführung am 16.08.2006, at the scholarship winner concert of the Darmstadt International Summer Courses for New Music 2006, conductor: Lucas Vis

Published by Edition Peters

sound carrier

Commentary and Score Excerpt (german)


Œhr

for solo listener - 5 min. - 2006

Premiere: Uraufführung am 20.06.2006, Kunstmuseum Stuttgart (Performer: Robin Hoffmann)

Published by Edtion Peters

Commentary and Score Excerpt


Schleifers Methoden

for Violoncello solo - 11 min. - 2005

Premiere: Uraufführung am 23.02.2006, Haus der Deutschen Ensemble Akademie, Frankfurt Main, Michael M. Kasper

Published by Edition C.F. Peters

Commentary and Score Excerpt


Birkhahn-Studie

für a black grouse hunting call - 5 min. - 2005

Instrumentation: Birkhahn-Lockpfeife

Premiere: Uraufführung am 13.04.2005, «raum für kultur», Frankfurt Main, Mark L. Kysela

Published by Edition C. F. Peters

Carlota Cáceres plays Birkhahn-Studie

Robin Hoffmann plays Birkhahn-Studie

hubertus-wildlocker.de

Commentary and Score Excerpt


Strom - Ensemble der Autoren

Terminal H: Strom replugged/Stilleben mit Anprangern - 15 min. - 2005

Premiere: Uraufführung am 13.04.2005, «raum für kultur», Frankfurt Main

Robin Hoffmann, aka Pierre Ampère:electric guitar, live electronics

Mark L. Kysela, aka Victor Volt: saxophone, live electronics

Commentary (German)


was stimmt

for 6 voices – a commision of the Neuen Vocalsolisten Stuttgart - 14 min. - 2004

Premiere: Uraufführung am 15.01.2005, Sophiensæle Berlin

Published by Edition C.F. Peters

werkverzeichnis/rh_was_stimmt_libretto.pdf

Commentary and Score Excerpt


Finte

for Trombone quartet - 10 min. - 2004

Premiere: Uraufführung am 08.06.2004, Treffpunkt Rotebühlplatz, Stuttgart, composers slide quartet

Published by Edition C.F. Peters

Commentary and Score Excerpt


Der Unsichtbare

for Piano solo - 10 min. - 2003/2004

Premiere: Uraufführung am 01.08.2004, Musikinstrumentenmuseum Berlin, Sebastian Berweck

Published by Edition C.F. Peters

Commentary and Score Excerpt


Strom - Ensemble der Autoren

Terminal E: Die Reza-Ausdeutungen - 35 min. - 2003

Premiere: Premiere am 08.02.2003, Theaterhaus Wangen, Stuttgart

Gate 1: Der Flug der Sperber wies den Weg

Gate 2: Ei, gar eilig spring, Du flinkes Füllen

Gate 3: Oh Quelle, Hort des Gimpel

 

Robin Hoffmann, aka Pierre Ampère: electric guitar, voice, live-electronics

Mark L. Kysela, aka Victor Volt: computer, turntable, voice, live-electronics

 

SWR production 2003

recording and master: Heiko Schulz


Strom - Ensemble der Autoren

Terminal G: Superman lesen II - 35 min. - 2003

Premiere: Uraufführung am 10.05.2003, Haus Witten, Wittener Tage für Neue Kammermusik

Robin Hoffmann, aka Pierre Ampère: electric guitar, voice, live-electronics

Mark L. Kysela, aka Victor Volt: pepared tenor saxophone, turntable, live-electronics

Commentary (German)


Strom -Ensemble der Autoren

Terminal F: Strom unplugged - 15 min. - 2003

Premiere: Uraufführung am 28.07.2003, Künstlerverein Malkasten, Düsseldorf

Robin Hoffmann, aka Pierre Ampère: guitar

Mark L. Kysela, aka Victor Volt: tenor saxophone

DvD-production 2003/2004

recorded and mastered by students of the Hochschule der Medien, Stuttgart

Commentary (German)


Schliff

for three dancers and microphones - 25 min. - 2002/2003

Premiere: Uraufführung am 23.10.2003, Theater unterm Dach, Berlin, kmft

Commentary (german)


Stehender Falz

for Flute, Alto saxophone, Violoncello and Piano - 5:10 min. - 2001 Sept./Okt.

Premiere: Uraufführung am 10.03.2001, BIS-Kulturzentrum Mönchengladbach, ohton-Ensemble

Commentary and Score Excerpt (german)


Strom - Ensemble der Autoren

Terminal A: Strom - 25 min. - 2001

Premiere: Premiere am 29.09.2001, Düsseldorfer Altstadtherbst, Wettbewerb für Junge Kultur

production Stuttgart 2001

Robin Hoffmann - aka Pierre Ampère: electric guitar, voice, live-electronics

Mark L. Kysela - aka Victor Volt: saxophones, voice, live-electronics

recording and master: Heiko Schulz

Commentary (German)


Strom - Ensemble der Autoren

Terminal B: eine kleine musikalische Weltreise - 15 min. - 2001

Premiere: Erstaufführung am 29.09.2001, Düsseldorfer Altstadtherbst, Wettbewerb für Junge Kultur

1 Patagonien

2 Faröer Inseln

3 Paraguay

4 Texas

5 Sheshire

6 Birma

7 Kalmückien

8 Tasmanien

9 die Schweiz

10 die Elfenbeinküste

11 Toskana

12 Entenhausen

13 der Jemen

Robin Hoffmann - aka Pierre Ampère: E-Gitarre, Stimme, Live-Elektronik

Mark L. Kysela - aka Victor Volt: Saxophone, Stimme, Live-Elektronik


An-Sprache

for body-percussion solo - 10 min. - 2000

Premiere: Uraufführung am 16.08.2001, Kino Marabu, Gelterkinden (Schweiz), Christian Dierstein

Published by Edition C.F. Peters

Nikola Lutz plays An-Sprache

werkverzeichnis/an_sprache_mahrenholz.pdf

Commentary and Score Excerpt (german)


Das geliehene Ohr

for Viola-Sextet - 8 min. - 1999/2000

Premiere: Uraufführung am 10.06.2003, Stadthalle Kronberg, Violaklasse Tabea Zimmermann

Commentary and Score Excerpt (german)


Arnold S.

for Clarinet, Cello, Trombone and Piano - 12 min. - 1999

Premiere: Uraufführung am 01.04.2000, Hochschule für Musik, Frankfurt, Ensemble Modern

sound carrier

Commentary


Pause

Music for a choreography by Nik Haffner and Thomas McManus for two electric guitars - 50 min. - 1999

Premiere: Uraufführung am 18.10.1999, Klapstuk-Festival Leuven (Belgien), Robin Hoffmann und Daniel Göritz


Krusten

for String Quartet - 21 min. - 1998

Premiere: Uraufführung am 21.11.1998, Christuskirche, Bad Homburg, Askia-Quartett


Dampf

for Accordion Orchestra - 23 min. - 1997

Premiere: Uraufführung am 14.03.1999, Hochschule für Musik Frankfurt, Akkordeana e.V.

Commentary (german)


Der blutige Schaffner

Saxophone Quartet - 17 min. - 1996

Premiere: Uraufführung am 30.09.1997, at the International Saxophone Congress Valencia (Spain), Ensemble Atmosphere

score published by Tonger

Commentary


Gesang des Unkerichs

for two voices and vocal effects performer - 12 min. - 1996

Premiere: Uraufführung am 10.04.1996, Club Voltaire, Frankfurt, Christiane Reusch, Dorothee-Blanche Haun and Robin Hoffmann


Inquisition II

for Soprano-Saxophone/Guitar - 8 min. - 1995

Premiere: Uraufführung am 30.06.1995, Clara-Schumann-Saal, Frankfurt, Robin Hoffmann and Mark L. Kysela


[tl:]

for Saxophone-Solo (Baritone/Alto) - 8 min. - 1993

Premiere: Uraufführung am 08.07.1996, Clara-Schumann-Saal, Frankfurt, Mark L. Kysela